Arrested militant’s brother ‘kidnapped’ in Pulwama

Unidentified gunmen on Saturday “kidnapped” the brother of a militant recently arrested by police from his home in Nikloora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, reports said.

Some pistol borne persons barged inside the house of Shakeel Ahmad Sofi, son of Ghulam Mohammad and took him along with them.

Shakeel’s brother, Shamim Ahmad Sofi was apprehended along with a pistol and ammunition in orchards of Nikloora village on October 1. As per police, Shahmim was associated with a Lashkar-e-Toiba.